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Russia Wins, U.S. Falls Again

Russia, Canada and Sweden all ran their records to 2-0 at the world ice hockey championships on Sunday, but the United States was on the brink of relegation round play after a 1-0 loss to Switzerland, its second defeat in as many days.

At the North Pole, Life Is a Merry-Go-Round

Most things about the top of the world are as they have been for ages. It remains a frigid realm where milling floes of ice form a white cap atop an ocean that is 3 kilometers deep.

Foreign Investors Still Have Reason for Caution

Developers and property owners who want foreigners to invest in Moscow real estate will have to improve the quality and transparency of their projects.

Pyongyang Rebuffs Nuclear Questions

North Korea told South Korea on Monday it would discuss its suspected nuclear weapons program only with the United States but was happy to talk about boosting North-South economic cooperation and staging festivals together.

Argentine Election Will Go to Runoff

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem finished first in presidential elections but failed to win an outright victory in his comeback bid, setting up a runoff vote to decide who will lead this recession-battered nation.

WHO: SARS Has Peaked in Places

The World Health Organization said Monday that the worst of the SARS outbreak appears to be over in Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada, while Vietnam has become the first country to contain the highly infectious respiratory disease.

Glaxo Halves Price of AIDS Medicine

GlaxoSmithKline PLC, the world's largest maker of HIV/AIDS drugs, said Monday it had nearly halved the price of its leading Combivir treatment in poor countries to 90 U.S. cents a day.

Iraqis Anxious Over Oil Ministry's Future

The brain center of Iraqi oil exports, a sprawling state organization that controlled the shipments from the Persian Gulf to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea, is dark and quiet.

'Monumental' Piracy Ruling Rocks Sensitive Hollywood

A U.S. federal court judge has surprised the entertainment industry by denying a request for a summary judgment that would shut down Grokster and Streamcast Networks.

Asia Seen as Growing at 5.3% -- Despite SARS

Despite the impact of SARS, Asia's 41 developing economies will still outperform the rest of the world with 5.3 percent growth this year, down from 5.7 percent in 2002, the Asian Development Bank said in its annual forecast Monday.

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